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The Disruptor-in-chief goes to NATO

This week on The House, another international summit turned into yet another opportunity for the disruptor-in-chief to strike. This time, U.S. president Donald Trump's targets were his NATO allies, including Canada. What does it mean for the future of the organization? We talk to retired U.S. Lt. General Ben Hodges and former Conservative Defence and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Mackay.

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Midweek podcast: Trump's style from the G7 threatens NATO meeting

This week on the midweek podcast, we ask Derek Chollet, a former U.S. senior defence advisor, how President Donald Trump's approach could influence this week's NATO meeting, and what Canada should prepare for.

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Donald Trump takes aim at NATO

This week on The House, the former U.S. Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, looks ahead at a potential explosive meeting of NATO leaders next week. Then, we discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of an allegation of inappropriate behaviour that dates back almost two decades.

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Midweek podcast: How Mexico's next president will deal with Canada

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Hugo Perezcano, a former counsel on international trade to Mexico's Ministry of Economy, about how the outcome of the Mexican election will impact NAFTA talks and what that could mean for Canada.

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Trade dispute with Donald Trump escalates

This week on The House, with retaliatory tariffs running into the billions of dollars being levied on a wide range of American goods in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, we ask Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about her plan to settle the trade dispute with the United States. We also have a feature conversation with the leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer.

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Midweek podcast: The fight against fake news

This week on The House midweek podcast, we chat with digital media expert Fenwick McKelvey about Facebook's plans to tackle misinformation on their site in Canada. Chris Hall also talks to Saskatchewan finance minister Donna Harpauer about the outcome of Tuesday's meeting with Bill Morneau, her federal counterpart.

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How should Canada respond to U.S. immigration policies?

This week on The House, we ask former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy and UNHCR representative Jean-Nicolas Beauze about Canada's roll in helping with the unfolding issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. We also tackle some of the remaining questions on pot with the government's point person on the file, Bill Blair.

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Midweek podcast: Staying competitive with the U.S.

One Canada-U.S. issue that hasn't received as much attention as others but does have some Canadian businesses concerned has to do with their ability to compete with competitors south of the border. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters released a report this week entitled: "Restoring Canada's Tax Advantage: A Need for Tax Reform." Dennis Darby, the president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, spoke to Chris Hall about the report.

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Canada's feud with Trump and the threat of new tariffs

This week on The House, we review the state of Canada-U.S. relations with Congressman Kevin Cramer, Republican Senator John Hoeven and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. And the French and German ambassadors to Canada join us to discuss the impact of Donald Trump's approach on other U.S. allies.

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Midweek podcast: Next House-Senate showdown over pot?

On The House midweek podcast, Independent Senator Yuen Pau Woo walks us through what could happen next now that the federal government has rejected several key amendments to the marijuana legalization bill. We also talk to journalism and international affairs professor Andrew Cohen about the state of Canada-U.S. relations.

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Trump and Trudeau face off over trade at the G7

This week on The House, Finance Minister Bill Morneau joins us from the G7 meeting in Charlevoix to explain the Ottawa's approach to the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. We also break down what the Ontario election results will mean for the federal government with three strategists. Finally, Chris Hall sits down with three Senators to talk about the legalization of cannabis.

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Midweek podcast: Trump's impact on the G7 and MMIWG extension

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former Prime Minister Paul Martin about what the escalating trade dispute between Donald Trump and some of the United States' key allies might mean for this week's meeting of the G7. Then, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett explains the government's decision to grant the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls a 6-month extension.

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The plan for Canada's tariffs counter-punch

This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland talks about Canada's response to new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium. Then, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley shares her thoughts about Ottawa's move to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. Chris Hall also sits down with Liberal MP Bill Blair to look ahead to next week's Senate vote on cannabis legalization.

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Midweek podcast: Explaining Ottawa's Kinder Morgan decision

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall analyzes the federal government's decision to take over Kinder Morgan's controversial expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from Chief Robert Chamberlin, the vice-president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.

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26/05/18 - Will Ottawa and Kinder Morgan reach a deal?

This week on The House, Kinder Morgan's deadline of May 31st is just around the corner. Has the federal government provided the company with enough certainty to keep the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project alive? We talk to Canada's Natural Resources Minister, Jim Carr. Then, what could Donald Trump calling Canada 'spoiled' mean for the future of the NAFTA talks? We ask Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer.

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Midweek podcast: explaining proposed changes to divorce laws

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Catherine Cullen sits down with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to go over what the first major revamp of divorce laws in more than 20 years could mean for parents and children.

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NAFTA deal may have to wait until 2019, pipeline feud spills over

This week on The House, Congressman Brian Higgins talks to Chris Hall about the state of NAFTA negotiations. We also break down the latest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion battle with officials from B.C., Alberta and Ottawa. Finally, the Insiders join us to analyze the Ontario election campaign.

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Midweek podcast: Ottawa ready to compensate Kinder Morgan against political delays

This week on The House midweek podcast, we recap Minister Bill Morneau's announcement about what Ottawa is prepared to do to get the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and CAPP president Tim McMillan.

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Battle of the bills grips Senate and House of Commons

This week on The House, we recap a busy week in the Senate with the government representative's in the Red Chamber, Senator Peter Harder. Chris Hall also sits down with the German ambassador to Canada to talk about the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Finally, we ask former chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand about the Liberals' new electoral reform bill.

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Midweek podcast: Looming deadlines for pot and NAFTA

This week on The House midweek podcast, we catch up on NAFTA talks with U.S.-Canada trade expert at Dickinson Wright Dan Ujczo, and look ahead to marijuana legalization with the person who chaired the federal task force on cannabis legalization and regulation, Anne McLellan.

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First Nations take on federal plan for pot legislation

This week on The House, we talk with Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day about how Indigenous communities plan to tackle the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana. Chris Hall also sits down with the acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Scott Brison, to dissect the government's bill to modernize the country's election laws.

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Midweek podcast: The future of the Safe Third Country Agreement

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to two immigration lawyers about what, if anything, could be done to improve the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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B.C. and Saskatchewan take their fights with Ottawa to the courts

This week on The House, both British Columbia and Saskatchewan are using the justice system to challenge Ottawa's pipeline and carbon pricing plans. We talk to Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, B.C.'s attorney general David Eby, and federal environment and climate change minister Catherine Mckenna.

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Midweek podcast: Where is the pharmacare debate heading?

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall asks Linda Silas of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions what she would like to see emerge from the pharmacare development debate.

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Updated podcast - The Liberals' challenges on the road to re-election

This week, The House is at the Liberal policy convention in Halifax. Chris Hall talks to participants, MPs, and the new party president about the challenges the Liberals are facing, and the new policies needed to win in 2019. We also ask Barack Obama’s former chief strategy David Axelrod if Justin Trudeau’s “Sunny Ways” pitch will be enough to secure a second win or if he’ll need a new approach and new policies now that the political honeymoon is over.

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The Liberals' challenges on the road to re-election

This week, The House is at the Liberal policy convention in Halifax. Chris Hall talks to participants, MPs, and the new party president about the challenges the Liberals are facing, and the new policies needed to win in 2019. We also ask Barack Obama’s former chief strategy David Axelrod if Justin Trudeau’s “Sunny Ways” pitch will be enough to secure a second win or if he’ll need a new approach and new policies now that the political honeymoon is over.

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Midweek podcast: Why Quebec is watching the Trans Mountain battle

This week on The House midweek podcast, we explore why Quebec is so interested in the Trans Mountain expansion feud with Quebec's minister of Canadian relations, Jean-Marc Fournier. We also talk to family doctor Danielle Martin about the concept of a national pharmacare program.

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Trudeau, Notley and Horgan meet to avoid a constitutional showdown

This week on The House, we explore the issues surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver. Chris Hall also looks ahead to the unprecedented committee appearance of National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, Daniel Jean, to discuss Justin Trudeau's trip to India.

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Midweek podcast: Ottawa's legal options on pipelines and what Scotland can learn from Quebec

On The House midweek podcast, we sit down with constitutional law expert Carissima Mathen to discuss the federal government's legal options moving forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. We also talk to the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament about what Scotland can learn from Canada's relationship with Quebec.

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Could Canada see another wave of asylum seekers?

This week on The House, we talk about the escalating trade fight between China and the U.S. and its potential impact on Canada with former diplomat Phil Calvert. We also explore whether could we see a repeat of last summer when hundred of asylum seekers illegally crossed the border into Canada with the immigration minister. Plus, we talk cyber attacks and changing threats with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Midweek podcast: Battling cyber attacks and responding to the Rohingya crisis

On The House midweek podcast, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to Chris Hall about cyber security, growing tensions with Russia and Canada's potential involvement in Iraq. We also sit down with Bob Rae to discuss the recommendations he has for Canada's response to the Rohingya crisis.

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What is Ottawa ready to do to protect your privacy in the digital age?

This week on The House, what is the federal government ready to do to protect your privacy in the digital age? And does it all have to start by protecting you... from political parties? The acting Minister of Democratic Institutions, Scott Brison, join us. We also talk about the latest NAFTA developments and Ottawa's attempt to tackle court delays. Finally, the Insiders join us to discuss populism in Canada.

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Do Canada's privacy laws need an update... and to apply to political parties?

This week on The House, Chris Hall talks about the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal with Canada's privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien.

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Trump's approach to opioids and Canadian peacekeepers are heading to Mali

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks about the U.S. president's approach to tackling the opioid crisis. Then, we look at the federal government's decision to send peacekeepers to Mali.

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How the chaos in Donald Trump's Washington might affect Canada

This week on The House, after another tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Marc Garneau, chair of the Canada-U.S. relations cabinet committee. We also talk with a former CSIS director about how Canada can respond to threats from Russia. Finally, Saskatchewan's new premier, Scott Moe, explains why he supports Alberta's Rachel Notley when it comes to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project.

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Midweek podcast - Doug Ford's provincial campaign to build off leadership race tactics

Doug Ford's strategy going into the provincial campaign is expected to build off his leadership tactics, according to his the man who just ran his successful campaign to lead the Ontario PC, Michael Diamond.

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Canada dodges Donald Trump's tariffs... for now

This week on The House, with Canada having dodged Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, but the threat of those tariffs still looming large over the NAFTA negotiations, guest-host Catherine Cullen talks to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland about the challenges of dealing with the U.S. administration. Then, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the challenges for the new commissioner-designated of the RCMP, Brenda Lucki.

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Trump's tariffs and India trip fallout overshadow budget 2018

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Finance Minister Bill Morneau to discuss his latest budget. Then, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer shares his thoughts on the Liberals' fiscal blueprint and the ongoing controversy over the Prime Minister's trip to India. Finally, we discuss the potential impact of new U.S. trade restrictions on aluminum and steel.

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Midweek pod: Inside the 2018 federal budget lock-up

On The House midweek podcast, from inside the 2018 federal budget lock-up, Chris Hall dissects Bill Morneau's latest fiscal blueprint with CBC parliamentary bureau chief Rob Russo and CBC senior reporters David Cochrane and Karina Roman.

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Justin Trudeau's chaotic India trip and next week's federal budget

This week on The House, we dig into Justin Trudeau's chaotic visit to India. Then, we look ahead to next week's budget with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos. Finally, the Insiders discuss what Finance Minister Bill Morneau needs to accomplish with his third fiscal blueprint.

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Midweek podcast: Ontario PC drama and Indigenous rights framework

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Conservative strategist John Capobianco about the political drama surrounding the Ontario PC party leadership race. Then, Leah Sarson, a Visiting Arctic Fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, explains why Ottawa's plan to develop a new legal framework to guarantee Indigenous rights might encounter some unforeseen challenges.

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A new chapter for Indigenous rights?

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with two cabinet ministers, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Carolyn Bennett, to discuss the recently promised legal framework to recognize Indigenous rights. We also talk to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh about crafting a progressive alternative to the Liberal Party.

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Midweek: Colten Boushie's family meets Justin Trudeau

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to Kathy Hodgson-Smith, an indigenous rights and criminal defence lawyer based in Saskatoon, and Bill Trudell, the Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, about the issues that have been raised in the aftermath of last week's verdict in the trial over Colten Bushie's death.

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Ottawa not closing the door to incentives if B.C. caves on pipeline

This week, Chris Hall sits down with Natural Resources Jim Carr to talk about the dispute over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Then, we hear from B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver.

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Special podcast: Ontario PC leadership race

The House talks to leadership candidates Doug Ford and Christine Elliott.

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Midweek podcast: Overhaul of the Fisheries Act

On The House midweek podcast, guest-host Hannah Thibedeau talks to Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

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Chris Hall sits down with the Prime Minister

This week on The House, Chris Hall sits down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to talk about tackling sexual harassment, the future of NAFTA, his broken promise to reform the electoral system, and whether he will ever live at 24 Sussex Dr. again.

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When #MeToo and Time's Up collide with Canadian politics

This week on The House, after allegations of sexual misconduct forced out two provincial party leaders — in Ontario and in Nova Scotia — and one federal cabinet minister, we ask Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt, former NDP MP and WWF Canada president Megan Leslie, and former Liberal staffer Greg MacEachern about what should happen next. The Insiders also join us with their take.

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Midweek podcast with Jean Charest and John McKay

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to former Quebec premier Jean Charest about the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its potential impact on the NAFTA talks. Then, we hear from Liberal MP John McKay about his efforts to bring more independent oversight of Canadian mining companies, and what he plans to go after next.

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The Montreal Round: NAFTA talks at critical juncture

This week on The House, Chris Hall talks with two members of the NAFTA advisory council, Rona Ambrose and Hassan Yussuff, about what to expect from next week's round of negotiations in Montreal. We're also joined by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss Ottawa's plan to put a price on carbon, and by Indigenous children advocate Cindy Blackstock to talk about her hopes for the upcoming emergency meeting to address the over-representation of Indigenous children in foster care.

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Midweek podcast: North Korea meeting missed the mark, says former diplomat

On The House midweek podcast, Chris Hall talks to retired Canadian diplomat James Trottier about why he thinks excluding key players like China and Russia limited the effectiveness of this week's North Korea meeting in Vancouver. We also talk to the CBC's Don Pittis about the Bank of Canada's decision to raise its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent.

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